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George Gough Booth Papers

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Identifier: 1981-01
Abstract The collection documents the life and work of George Gough Booth, a renowned advocate of the arts, and a great philanthropist whose crowning achievement was the establishment of Cranbrook Educational Community. He was also one of the nation's leading newspapermen in the first half of this century. It includes biographical materials including legal documents, travel itineraries, talks and writings, and the financial and business records of the Cranbrook Press. It documents his working life...
Dates: 1864 - 1949

John H. Buckberrough Notebooks

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Identifier: 1998-18
Abstract John H. Buckberrough was born in England and emigrated to the U.S. as a young man. Prior to working at Cranbrook, he worked from 1908-1918 at the Detroit Edison Co. as engineer and draftsman, and as a teller for the First State Savings Bank, from 1918-1927. His employment in the Cranbrook Architectural Office as civil engineer, was from 1927 until 1955. He died in Sept. 1955. The collection consists of Buckberrough’s 10 field notebooks filled with drawings and notations. Types of information...
Dates: 1926 - 1955

Cranbrook Academy of Art Administration Records

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Identifier: 1981-09
Abstract In 1927 George G. Booth established the Cranbrook Academy of Art as an educational environment where students could come and learn from master artists in residence. The Academy functioned as a department under the Cranbrook Foundation and included painting, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and decorative design. The first Academy students were taken in early 1930. Eliel Saarinen was the first President (1932-1946). In 1942, with the opening of the Museum and Library, the Academy became an...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942 - 1973

Cranbrook Architectural Office Records

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Identifier: 1989-01
Abstract Records of the Cranbrook Architectural Office which was responsible for the supervision, inspection, approval and acceptance of all construction work at Cranbrook, beginning with Eliel Saarinen's leadership through its closure in the 1980s. The materials reflect the planning and building phases of the Brookside School (BS), Christ Church Cranbrook (CCC), Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA), Cranbrook House, Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS), Cranbrook School (CS), Kingswood School (KS), and...
Dates: 1925 - 1987

Cranbrook Foundation Office Records

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Identifier: 1981-05
Abstract The Cranbrook Foundation was established on November 28, 1927, by George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth. It was a trust and administrative entity to endow and support the six institutions that George and Ellen had founded: Brookside School Cranbrook, Christ Church Cranbrook, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Cranbrook School, and Kingswood School Cranbrook. It's initial mission was, "to add to and strengthen the educational and cultural facilities within the...
Dates: 1926 - 1973

Cranbrook Institute of Science Director’s Office Records

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Identifier: 1990-31
Abstract Cranbrook Institute of Science is a nationally recognized natural history and science museum primarily serving Michigan and the Great Lakes region. It seeks to interest and educate people of all ages about nature, science and humankind through its exhibits, education, collection, research, and public programs. The Institute is a division of Cranbrook Educational Community, beginning, as do all Cranbrook institutions, with the vision and generosity of George Gough Booth. Originally...
Dates: 1920 - 1990

Cranbrook Photograph Collection

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Identifier: 2020-03
Abstract Cranbrook history dates back to 1904 when George and Ellen Booth purchased land in Bloomfield Hills, MI for their home. The next five decades saw the majority of this land transformed into an educational, artistic, and scientific community. In the early 1970s, a major reorganzition created the Cranbrook Educational Community. More than a century later, in 2021, this Community comprises five program areas: Cranbrook Schools, Cranbrook Art Academy, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of...
Dates: circa 1830-; Majority of material found within 1931 - 1970

Kingswood School Records

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Identifier: 1980-01
Abstract Kingswood School Cranbrook was a day and boarding school for girls beginning with the seventh grade and continuing through the twelfth grade. Kingswood School was established through a deed of Trust executed on July 24, 1930, between the Cranbrook Foundation and a Board of Trustees consisting of William T. Barbour, Ralph Stone, Luman W. Goodenough, Alvan Macauley, Clarence H. Booth, James Inglis, and Sidney D. Waldon. The Board selected Gladys Turnbach, of Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield,...
Dates: 1930 - 1985

The Eccentric Newspaper Records

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Identifier: 2009-02
Abstract George H. Mitchell and Almeron Whitehead first published The Birmingham Eccentric on 2 May 1878 in Birmingham, Michigan. The four-page issue was a combination of short personal announcements and advertisements. Although both partners wrote for their paper, Whitehead took on the bulk of the writing duties. Under their leadership the paper thrived. In 1912, the two dissolved their partnership as friends leaving Mitchell as the sole publisher. In July 1919, Fred E. Van Black, a linotype...
Dates: 1930 - 2000

Richard P. Raseman Papers

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Identifier: 1979-03
Abstract The collection comprises of materials collected by Richard Perrien Raseman (1896-1976), architect, Executive Secretary, and Vice President of the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1932-1943. During his tenure at Cranbrook he was responsible for the administration of the Academy and helped to push the establishment of the Academy as an independent and degree awarding institution. The collection includes documents associated with repair and construction projects on Cranbrook’s campus between 1934...
Dates: 1934 - 1956; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1942

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Cranbrook Academy of Art 10
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 9
Cranbrook School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 9
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 8
Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 7
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Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 7
Brookside School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 7
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 7
Buckberrough, John 6
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 6
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 6
Cranbrook House & Gardens (Organization) 5
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 5
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 5
Booth, Ellen Warren Scripps, 1863-1948 4
Cranbrook Art Museum 4
Frayer, William Alley 4
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 4
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 4
Booth, James Scripps, 1888-1954 3
Cranbrook Press 3
Detroit Institute of Arts 3
Detroit News (Firm) 3
Marquis, Samuel S., 1866-1948 3
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962 3
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 3
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 3
Saarinen, Loja 3
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957 3
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry, 1867-1961 3
Vettraino, Dominick 3
Barbour, William T. 2
Bertoia, Harry 2
Booth, Ralph H. 2
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Cranbrook Archives 2
Croze, Harvey 2
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts 2
Eames, Charles 2
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Michigan 2
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 2
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 2
Hulbert, Harold S. (Harold Stacey), 1887-1949 2
Institute for Advanced Pastoral Studies 2
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Kirchmayer, Johannes, 1860-1930 2
Kirk, Arthur Nevill 2
Lorch, Emil, 1870-1963 2
Maroti, Geza 2
Milles, Olga Granner, 1874-1967 2
Morris & Co. (London, England) 2
Pewabic Pottery (Firm) 2
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 2
Scripps, James E. (James Edmund), 1835-1906 2
Stevens, William Oliver, 1878-1955 2
Thompson, Paul W. (Paul Woodard), 1909-1994 2
University of Michigan 2
White, Lee A., 1886- 2
Winter, Jessie 2
Appleman, Daniel E. (1931-1998) 1
Ardolino, Edward 1
Askew, June 1
Askew, Richard G. 1
Bach, Oscar Bruno, 1884-1957 1
Bank of Montreal 1
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 1
Bauder, Lillian 1
Birmingham Eccentric (Newspaper) 1
Bonawit, Owen G. 1
Booth, Carolyn Farr 1
Booth, Stephen Farr 1
Bradford, Francis Scott, 1898-1961 1
Burrowes, Marcus R. 1
Cain, Stanley A. (Stanley Adair), 1902-1995 1
Cantor, Allen 1
Carmel, James H., 1919-2016 1
Charles E. Lauriat Co. 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Cleveland Museum of Art 1
Colburn, William 1
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 1
Cooper, Harriet 1
Cram and Ferguson 1
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1963-1942 1
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Architecture Studio 1
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research 1
Cranbrook Church of England Primary School (Cranbrook, Kent, England) 1
Cranbrook School (Sydney, Australia) 1
Cranbrook Schools 1
Curtis, Roswell G. 1
Dansereau, Pierre, 1911-2011 1
Detroit Trust Company 1
Edw. F. Caldwell & Co. 1
Ehrich Galleries 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
Fuller, Donald 1
Goodall, Jane, 1934- 1
Hance, G. W. (George W.) 1
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